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Date: 3/6/13 12:46 PM

Does anyone know an online source or B&M store in the Philly area that would carry embellished fabric similar to this dress?

My daughter would love for me to make a dress for her in a fancy fabric like this.

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If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

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Date: 3/6/13 3:10 PM

B & J, but it will probably cost more than the dress you are looking at.

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Date: 3/6/13 4:39 PM

That would be a fun dress! It looks like it is layered with a brocade cutout laid over the paillette fabric at the bottom maybe? Paillette fabric is sold by costume supply places. Sometimes it is sold as a super wide trim that is stretch like smaller scale sequin trim. A brocade type that has the same upper layer effect could be had for not so much money I think. It would be polyester but then I think the dress in the picture is poly as well.

I used to get odds and end for ballroom dancing sewing at Wolff and Fording. Their brick and mortar warehouse/store had all sorts of fun things. Maybe there is something similar near you.

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Date: 3/6/13 5:22 PM

Thanks, Nancy. That's all I needed to know. I just paid most of her rent yesterday so I'm going to tell her to forget about it.

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

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Date: 3/6/13 5:23 PM

Sewliz, thanks for those links. I'll keep that in mind for some other projects since my daughter's dream dress is now just that.

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

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Date: 3/7/13 0:30 AM

I would check out any indian fabric shops they have beautiful adorned fabrics.

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Date: 3/7/13 6:36 AM

That is a great idea! My son has a tennis lesson today, and I'm going to ask the pro who is a friend of mine (he's Indian). He is one of the best dressed men I've ever met (outside his circuit attire), knows his fabrics and designers. There is a shop in NJ that isn't too far from me that is owned by Indians and carries fabric from India. In fact, he recommended it to me. I will ask him.

Thanks for that idea!
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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

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Date: 3/7/13 8:40 AM

I would be tempted to check out lycra, as you may find that type of (for lack of a better word)"bling fabric" used in dance wear.
Once I made my daughter a design she created for herself with lycra, and it turned out great. Of course hers was made with a very full chiffon skirt because that was her dream dress.

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Date: 3/7/13 3:11 PM

I'm not sure they got that dress "effect" by fabric by the yard at all. Instead it looks like to me, like it's just some kind of woven synthetic with maybe some metallic threads in it, jacquard fabric, that they have sewn on all those pailletes to, after wards. I think there is a thread hole in each pallet most likely.

You can buy woven jacquard fabric lots of place or just almost anywhere, I even see it at all the brick and mortar Joann Fabrics and Hancocks fabric stores near me. They often do sell some very limited choice of pailletes too, to sew on things, sometimes already strung onto a cord (in with trims by the yard) and sometimes just loose in a baggie, (in with sequin stuff) but most times a pretty limited selection, and not much color choice at all. Also what makes the skirt look pretty neat there, is the way they got them sewn on, they got them layered, more like actual feathers or fish scales, or armor plates in the sewing order of it. Not just sewn on in straight rows at all. But you could do that, with any fabric and those little plastic pailletes, you just choose where and how to sew them on anything.
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